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Question 1: Certain morphological characteristics are still used conventionally to support the idea that hominid should only denote humans and human ancestors, namely ________ (walking on two feet) and large brains.
Terrestrial locomotionGaitQuadrupedalismBipedalism

Question 2: A hominine is a member of the subfamily Homininae: gorillas, chimpanzees, humans (excludes ________).
Bornean OrangutanOrangutanHomoSumatran Orangutan

Question 3: The ________ term hominid is easily confused with a number of very similar words:
EntomologyEthologyOrnithologyPrimatology

Question 4: A hominoid, commonly called an ape, is a member of the superfamily Hominoidea: extant members are the lesser apes (________) and great apes.
GibbonHylobatesPrimateHominidae

Question 5: Many scientists, including ________, use the term hominid to mean humans and their direct and near-direct bipedal ancestors.
Social sciencesAnthropologyCultureSocial anthropology

Question 6: ________, rather than morphology, is more widely accepted as the critical standard.
GeneticsBiologyEvolutionDNA

Question 7: A human is a member of the genus Homo, of which ________ is the only extant species, and within that Homo sapiens sapiens is the only surviving subspecies.
Human evolutionHumanMindHominidae

Question 8: A hominid is any member of the biological family ________ (the "great apes"), including the extinct and extant humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans.
PrimateHominidaeHuman evolutionHomo

Question 9: The meaning of the taxon changed gradually, leading to the modern meaning of "hominid," which includes all ________.
HumanHominidaeHomoPrimate







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